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254                                     FLORA INBICA.                      \_Papaverace&.
HAB. IE sylvis Himalayas centralis et orientalis temperate: Nipal
ad Gossainthan, Wattich/ Sikkim, alt. 10-11,000 ped. 1—(Fl. Mai.
Jun.) (v.0.)
CauKs simplex v. paree rampsus, 3-5-pedalis, basi fere 2 uuc. diara. Folia radi-
calia petiolataV i-H-pedalia, lineari-lanceolata v, oblonga, sinuato-pinnatifida. Ra-
cemi laxiflori, erecti, 1-2-pedales, conspicui; pedicelti distantes, Inferiores inlerdum
biflori, Flos 2^-3i unc, diametrp, aureua. Sepala pollicaria, pube stellata et sctis
brevibus omnino obtecta. Ovarium late oblongum, setis erectis flavis densissime
otoctnm, stylo 2 lin. longo terminatum. Capsula pedicello elongato erccto suffulta,
una cum stylo If—2 unc. longa, sctis patentibus, obovato-oblonga \. .snbclnvata, in-
clinata, interdum elliptico-oblonga, S-10-valvis, stylo £ unc. longo. Stigma globoso-
capitatum, 8-10-lobum. Semina testa cancellata, cellulosa.
This is one of the handsomest plants in Sikltiin, resembling a young Hollyhock in
its size and general appearance. Of 'WaLucli's specimens under this number, the
8123 B is much branched, and appears to us to belong to M. Wallickii: 8123 A is
more robnst, exactly resembling the Sikkim individuals, which are always simple,
with racemose flowers. All these specimens are however very bad, and we are rather
at a loss to know which was intended by Don as his P. paniculatum • the colour of
the flower and shape of the fruit in Bon's character applying only to JJ/. Nepaletisis,
whilst his name of pamicidatum would refer either to M. robusta or to M: Walliclm.
2. M. WalHchii (Hook. Bot Mag. t. 4668) 5 tota sctis inollilnis
scaberulis pubeque substellatim ratnosa vestita3 caule gracili erecto
paniculatim ramoso, foliis oblongo- v. obovato-lanceolatis pinuatifido-
lobatis subtus glaucis, floribus breve pedicellatis paniculatis purpitreis,
capsulis dense setosis 6-valvibus.—WaU. Cat. 8123 B.
HAB. In sylvis Himalayas tempcratse centralis et orientalis ad Ni-
pal, Wallich!; Sikkim, alt. 9-10,000 ped. I—(Fl. June,) (v. v.)
Heroa G-pcdalis, yalde raraosa; caulis crassitie pollicis. Folia plerumque pro-
funde pinnatifida, lobis brevibus v. clongntis, integris lobatisve, obtasis. Mores secus
ranios paniculce perplilrimi, in peduncnlos gr^ciles breve pedictllati, nntantes, 1^ nnc.
diam. Sepafa dense pubescentia, non setpsa. Petal a late obovata. Anthers ob-
longre. Gfypwla elliptico-oblonga, subcylindrica, cum stylo semipoUicari gracili \\
poll, longa. Semina ut in M. Nepal&ui,
A very beautiful plant, conspicuous for its height, much branched stem, and very
numerous, pendulous, beautiful pale blue-purple blossoms. It is closely allied to the
M. Nipalensis, but differs in the want of seta* on the sepals, in the smaller blue-
purple flovrers, in the more cylindrical capsule with only five valves, slender style,
branched stem, and many-flowered peduncles, producing a paniculate inflorescence.
The root is reputed to be very poisonous by the natives of Sikkim. Wallich's 8123 B
appears to )be referable to this species.
4. CATHCARTIA, H.f.
Sepala 2, imbricata. Petala 4. Stamina indefinita, Charium ses-
sile, cyliadraceum, 4-6-snl<»tum 3 placentis ofassiusculis. Stigma, he-
misplisericuin, amplura, sessile, 4-6-lobum, radiis lamellaformibus pla-
centis oppositis. Capsala erecta, stricta, teres, ab apice ad basin com-
plete 5-6-valvis, valvis linearibus. Semina scrobictilata, stropbiolata,
cristata.—Herba pitis moUibiu patentibus falvi* villosa, sucoojtooo, caule
terete zimptici v, diviso, foliis radicatifa* longe petiolati* cordatu rotun-
dati* lobatis, caalinis superioribus setsiUbw, pedancuUfl ierminalibu* ax-
floribus amplis cernuts twreis.